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What courses do we run?

Entry Level and Level 1 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Construction Skills

These qualifications are suitable for 14-19 year olds, or for individuals of any age wanting an introduction to the variety of construction trades, to gain skills in those areas and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in.

The 26 qualifications cover a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas with 48 individual units :

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plastering
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Construction Operations
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Candidates may wish to progress to full VRQ, Diplomas in a particular trade area.

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